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Hustler Trimstar

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by djk81, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. djk81

    djk81 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    How's the cut quality of a Trimstar 48" and what are some of the cons that have come up in the field?
     
  2. MGV

    MGV LawnSite Member
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    I don't use mine everyday, bought it mostly for some yards that are fenced in and i can't get the 60" mowers in. Cons, Does not cut that well with factory blades, I use gators which seem to help. I had problems with the deck bearings 2 times, both under warranty but it still has some vibration from the deck. Cutting in the spring time I have to clean the underside of the deck a lot, seems to clog more than the 60". The rubber grips on the handle bars come loose you have to go to a motorcycle shop and buy grip glue.
    Pro's, Light weight and wide rear tires helps on soft turf, kawi starts easy, plenty of power. Over all I don't think I would buy another, would look into another brand.
     
  3. djk81

    djk81 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the feed back. Do you have the new style that has been out for around two years?
     
  4. djk81

    djk81 LawnSite Member
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    How about Gravely pro-walks? I have a Gravely dealer here in town and i know of a good used 52" Pro-walk. Hows their cut quality?
     
  5. rmslawns

    rmslawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 161

    I have a 2009 trimstar 48". Just started having issues with the grips in hot weather last season..glue got soft. I want to try out a JD WH52. Not sure how the cotrols will compare to the hustler. I do see that they look similar to the gravely. If you demo a gravely prosteer, let me know how you like it.
     
  6. djk81

    djk81 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    How do you like the cut quality of your trimstar?
     
  7. rmslawns

    rmslawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 161

    Used it the first season with the discharge, then put a mulch kit on it. It mulches well. I have four sets of blades for it and change them once a week. I also do not cut first thing in the morning with it unless grass is close to dry. Spring causes more scraping when changing blades. Mulch kit for me at least has worked out good and cut down on time using blowers. I have a 17 hp on it. I see the new ones have 15 hp for a 48". Not sure if they are just as powerful or not.
     
  8. rmslawns

    rmslawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 161

    Mulching turns leaves to dust in the fall.
     

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